Mytilidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) From the Chipola Formation Lower Miocene, Florida

Harold E. Vokes


The bivalve family Mytilidae, previously known from the Chipola Formation by only a few, mostly fragmentary specimens referable to three species, proves to be relatively widely distributed throughout the type area of the formation, being most abundant in localities where coral is also present. In this paper, ten species in eight genera are reported from the formation. Included are three new species and one new subspecies.

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